Originally Posted by eLowar
I suppose X-chat
may be to your liking. At least most of the points on that list made me think of it. Although I personally prefer the sober look of mIRC or possibly the simplicity of a console mode client (nirc, irssi, etc., although I personally only used nirc much).
Sorry for quoting via multiple posts, but I just tried out X-Chat!
X-Chat looks like it's absolutely great!
Thanks for the hint!